Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 6

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect. It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends. In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the sixth and last article of the FAQ series.

Question: Why Choose Empress Events?

When choosing a yacht charter San Francisco Bay, there are a few things that you should look for in the charter company.

Great Reputation:

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It is always wise to hire a charter company with a good reputation. A high quality company will ensure that you and all your guests enjoy every moment of the cruise. Empress Events has a wonderful reputation. Read what our customers have to say about us on our Reviews page and on Yelp.

“Thank you again for a great event! We had a FABULOUS time and are so thankful for all you did in making our party a huge success! Thank you so much again and I
hope for the chance to reconnect in the future! 

Iolanda

Quality Yachts:

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A quality yacht will make for a more fun trip. The Empress Events fleet has a magnificent yacht. Our yacht, The Empress, can hold up to 150 guests. Our yacht has a full galley, a well-stocked top shelf bar and a high tech entertainment system. Enjoy the sites of San Francisco Bay while relaxing in luxury on the Empress yacht!

“I went on a event cruise with this company and it was totally awesome! The boat was very cute, clean and the staff was amazing.  I will totally recommend this business to my friends. Thank you!”  

Tiffany

Experienced Crews:

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It is very important that the yacht company you hire has an experienced and diligent crew. Our crew will make sure that every passenger is comfortable and well taken care of. We work with you from start to finish to make your every idea and dream come true. While on board, leave all the details to us and we’ll make sure everything runs smoothly.

“I can’t recommend Empress Events enough! From my initial contact with Deborah, to our group trip aboard the Golden Gate Empress, everything went incredibly smoothly! Extremely friendly staff, accommodating & knowledgeable Captain, and beautiful boat! My family had a very memorable experience, and we will not hesitate to use Empress Events again soon!”

Jason

Quality Tours:

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A quality tour will make sure that you get to enjoy the best views possible. With Empress Events you will glide past Alcatraz Island and sleepy Sausalito, and take breathtaking photos under the Golden Gate Bridge. If you take an evening cruise, enjoy San Francisco’s magnificent skyline as it lights up.

“We just hosted an event there, and it was fantastic! […] When whales started showing up in the Bay, the captain slowed the boat down long enough for us to view, and another crew member would say over the microphone which side they were on. Great experience!”

Kevin

So, why choose Empress Events?
Answer: With our Luxury Yachts and Experienced Crew, enjoy the best possible yacht charter on Empress Events!

Evaluating these criteria when choosing a yacht charter San Francisco will guarantee great fun for family and friends. The San Francisco Bay is one of the city’s most beautiful areas. A day or night time trip is a great way to spend time with the people you love the most.  Contact Empress Events for the memories that will last a lifetime!

This is the last of our short FAQ articles. Keep a look out for more latest news articles, coming soon!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 5

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect. It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends. In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the fifth article of the FAQ series.images (43)

Question: What is the Best Length for a Cruise?

You can charter a yacht for any occasion. The best length for a private yacht charter San Francisco Bay is different for each type of event and each person. The following are a couple possible scenarios.

  • Corporate events can vary in length. You may prefer to charter the yacht for the whole day for functions such as business seminars, employee training outings and marketing idea meetings with your staff. For meetings with potential clients or a corporate holiday party you may prefer to book the yacht for about two hours.
  • A large wedding held on a yacht could also take several hours. You may charter the yacht for the entire day or evening so that you can enjoy a relaxed ceremony and celebration.
  • A birthday party may only take one and one-half hours from the time you leave the marina until you return.
  • wedding anniversary for a couple who loves spending time on the water may wish to linger on the waves.
  • Do you want to enjoy a special brunch on board a luxury yacht? This event typically lasts from 11 AM to 2 PM.
  • For a sunset dinner on a yacht you may arrive shortly before sunset and enjoy a leisurely dinner while cruising around the San Francisco Bay as the stars appear.

So, what is the best length for a Private Yacht Charter San Francisco Bay?

Answer: That depends on you! You choose the duration of your cruise!

The best length is one that meets your particular needs. At Empress Events we work with our clients to meet your needs and time requirements. Call today to find out what would be best for the event you have in mind!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 4

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect.  It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends.  In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the fourth article of the FAQ series.

Question: What do I need to know about the on-board experience?

In this article we answer some frequently asked questions about the on-board experience on Empress Events.

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  • What will I be able to see from the yacht?
    Get to know San Francisco Bay as never before on our cruises. We’ll glide past famous Alcatraz Island and sleepy Sausalito. You will be able to take unforgettable photos under the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the magnificence of San Francisco’s skyline.
  • Is there entertainment available on-board?
    Both of our luxury yachts have spacious dinning rooms and entertainment systems. Our Empress Yacht also hosts a hard wood dance floor. So, whether you would like a sit-down dinner with back-ground music or you would like to dance it out and play games with your guests, our yachts are the perfect option.
  • What should I wear on a cruise?
    This is a personal decision and each cruise will differ depending on the occasion being celebrated and the time of day and season. Anything from black tie to casual clothing is acceptable. Comfortable shoes and layers to protect from the wind are recommended.
  • Is it easy to get on board?
    Empress Events dock offers the most flexible and safe boarding options. When booking your cruise event be sure to specify if you need any specialized attention that we can provide.

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So, how is the overall on-board experience?
Answer: At Empress Events we work tirelessly to ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy every moment of your cruise and create unforgettable memories!

“We just hosted an event there, and it was fantastic. The crew was first class: helpful, attentive, fun, cheery, and with a great attitude. The yacht was a surprise for our guests, who thought it was even better than we described. Plus, when whales started showing up in the Bay, the captain slowed the boat down long enough for us to view, and another crew member would say over the microphone which side they were on.
Great experience!”

Kevin

“Thank you Empress Events!! My husband said it was the best 40th birthday party he could ask for! All of our guests said the food was amazing!! Water was a little choppy (if you easily get motion sick I would recommend taking something). Views were breathtaking. I will definitely book the Empress again.”

Sonia

Book your cruise today and plan the Best Yacht Charter San Francisco Bay!

 

Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 3

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect.  It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends.  In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the third article of the FAQ’s series!

Question: Is there food available on board?

Each and every one of our cruises is planned according to the wishes of the client. There are so many options when planning a cruise. Want a little finger food? Some drinks and dessert? Or maybe a full-course meal? All of the above? Think of all the possibilities! Here are a couple sample menus to get you started…

 

“The Sausalito” – $35 per person

Starter – Cheese and Fruit Display: Assorted cheeses served with seasonal fresh and dried fruits, candied pecans and crackers

Entrée Served with truffle whipped mash potato, asparagus and side salad.  Choose 2 entree to offer your guests:

  • Tarragon Chicken
    8 oz. boneless breast of chicken, seared and served with a light fresh tarragon cream sauce
  • Beef Mushroom Marsala
    Beef shoulder tender medallions served with sautéed mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce
  • Baked Tilapia
    Herbed coated tilapia filet, topped with a lemon butter sauce
  • Vegetarian lasagna
    Layers of seasonal vegetables and marsacopone, ricotta cheese with an herbed bread crumb topping
  • Spinach ricotta ravioli
    With sautéed spinach and a cambazola cream sauce

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Dessert Options

From $3 to $6 dollars per person

  • Assorted Petit fours
    8 Chocolate truffle, brownie, red velvet, carrot cake
  • Cheese Cake
    Garnished with whipped cream and fresh berries
  • Tiramisu
    Garnished with wipped cream and chocolate sauce
  • Yogurt parfait
    Vanilla yogurt, fresh fruit and crunchy vanilla
  • Poached pear
    Bosc pear drizzled in honey
  • Chocolate lava cake
    Indiviual cake, garnished with berries and whipped cream
  • Red Velvet cake
    Individual cake, garnished with berries and whipped cream

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All allergies and dietary needs are taken into consideration during the planning sessions. Is one of your guests vegetarian, gluten or lactose intolerant, or on a special heart-healthy diet? No problem! Our staff can create the ideal menu to accommodate everyone’s preferences, or you can tell us exactly what you would like.

There is a full bar on board the boat. The bartender is very friendly and makes amazing specialty drinks. The minute you board the boat, start relaxing and enjoy the views while sipping your favorite beverage.

Our executive event planner Deborah, will be there every step of the way as you plan your perfect event. Everyone here at Empress Events is dedicated to ensure your safety and happiness.

So, is there food available on board?

Answer: Yes! And the best part…you choose exactly what you would like!

 

“ Empress Events what can I say! They did a great job over the weekend for my brothers 21st birthday party. The food to the drinks everyone enjoyed every single bit. Deborah worked with us from last year till the very minute the party was over. I hope I can plan something else in the future with them. Totally great party, enjoyed every minute!
Thanks Empress for having us!”
Sharon

Call Empress Events Today and Start Planning your Special Event on a Luxury Yacht Charter San Francisco Bay!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 2

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect.  It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends.  In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the second article of the FAQ’s series.

Question: How many people can the yacht seat comfortably?

We have two different sized yachts available for cruises on San Francisco Bay. The first, named “The Empress”, is the larger of our yachts. It has three different decks that offer comfortable dining areas for up to 150 guests, as well as a dance floor and breathtaking views from many angles. This yacht is perfect for sightseeing cruises with large groups, wedding ceremonies, corporate events and private parties for any occasion.

Our second, smaller yacht is called “The Golden Gate Empress”. This yacht can comfortably fit up to 83 guests. It has an expansive upper deck for sightseeing and very comfortable amenities inside, perfect for dining and enjoying the company of your guests. This yacht is ideal for weddings, elite corporate events, private parties and smaller family gatherings.

Larger yachts for parties of 500-2000 guests are also available by earlier order. Each cruise, including which yacht would be best for the event, is carefully planned based on the needs of the client. For an estimate on your planned cruise, please call +1 (415) 332-3291 or go to the “Reserve Now” page.

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The Empress

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The Golden Gate Empress

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, how many people can the yacht seat comfortably?
Answer:

  • “The Empress”, 150
  • “The Golden Gate Empress”, 83
  • Special order yacht, up to 2000

“All our family and friends couldn’t stop talking about how classy and seamless everything was. We owe it to you. We will be back soon!
All our best.”
Hoy

“I went on a event cruise with this company and it was totally awesome! The boat was very cute, clean and the staff was amazing. Andrew went above and beyond to make our parties experience great. I will totally recommend this business to my friends. Thank you!” 
Tiffany

Call Empress today to plan an unforgettable event that everyone will love!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 1

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect.  It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends.  In the following series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. Stay tuned!

Question: What events does Empress Events host?

A SF Bay Yacht Charter is ideal for just about any occasion. Below are a few of the many, many possibilities available! Each and every event is carefully planned and organized with the client to ensure complete satisfaction.

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Wedding Cruise: 
One of the most romantic places in the world to tie the knot.

“Thank you for being a part of our wonderful day. You [Gerry] and your crew made the whole night worry & stress free. We can’t wait to do our anniversary party with you!”
Brittany & Chris

 


download (23)Anniversary Cruise: Celebrate a lifetime of love with friends and family while gliding on the San Francisco Bay.

“Thank you again for a great event! We had a FABULOUS time and are so thankful for all you did in making our party a huge success!
Thank you so much again and I hope for the chance to reconnect in the future!
Iolanda


Private Parties San FranciscoBirthday Cruise: Celebrate in style and throw a party your friends will be talking about for a long time to come.

“What a time we had… Thank you!. Thanks so much for making my 40th Birthday so special. I can’t begin to explain just how appreciative I am. The yacht was awesome! We all had a blast!”
Karin

 


Corporate Events San FranciscoCompany Party: Bring your team members together and boost morale.

“ I organized my company holiday party with Empress events. I couldn’t have pictured a more pleasant evening. The crew were so friendly and accommodating. The whole night seemed to effortlessly flow because of all their help. The buffet dinner was so delicious and the view of the sunset under the Golden Gate was breathtaking. From beginning to end, the whole event was flawless. ”
Sarah


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“Thank you for guiding me through a very difficult time. You were there to hold my hand and tell me what I needed to do. It was BEAUTIFUL!”
Ann

 


So, What events do we host?

Answer: Each and every event! We work with you to design your ideal event.

Call today and let us help make your special day a reality with a SF Bay Yacht Charter.

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San Francisco Bay Tour with Empress Events

San Francisco Bay TourIndividuals interested in a San Francisco Bay tour should consider doing so in a yacht. Yachts offer unsurpassed accommodations on the water. What better way to view the beautiful Bay than from a yacht? Tour the bay with the experienced staff of Empress Events.

San Francisco is a fun city. It is one of America’s top tourism destinations and for good reason. There are plenty of things both to do and to see, with the Bay area being one of the most popular. A person visiting San Francisco may want to consider touring the Bay on a yacht. It is a great option for enjoying the occasion with family and friends. A yacht charter is also a good choice for weddings, birthday celebrations or any other special occasion.

In addition to servicing tourists, yacht charters are also great fun for locals. Why not celebrate a milestone event or an accomplishment with the most important people in one’s life on a yacht? A cruise is great fun for everyone. Being chauffeured around on one of America’s most noted bodies of water adds to the excitement.

Whether an individual is seeing the San Francisco Bay for the first time or wants to do so in a way that they haven’t before, a yacht is an excellent choice. It offers water travel at its finest. Individuals are almost guaranteed to have a good time when they cruise the Bay with Empress Events.

A San Francisco Bay tour on a yacht can be incredibly fun. It is a perfect way to spend the day or evening, for any occasion. Whatever the reason, a good quality, yachting charter company can make a trip on the San Francisco Bay, incredibly enjoyable and exciting. Call Empress Events to plan your San Francisco Bay tour today!

Cruise Events San Francisco Bay!

Want to make a special occasion even more special? Why not try a Yacht Charter around San Francisco Bay? For every occasion in life, a luxury yacht charter can make the event even more memorable for everyone involved. Consider some of the following life events that will shine even brighter because you shared them with your friends and family aboard an Empress Events Yacht.

Graduation:

cruise events san francisco bayA child’s graduation from high school or college is a momentous occasion that merits a celebration! Celebrate in style with friends and family on a cruise around San Francisco Bay.  Give them a taste of the kind of life possible with diligent study and hard work.

 

Birthdays:

cruise events san francisco bayWhom, whether young or old, wouldn’t love celebrating their birthday on a luxury yacht? Think about how special your daughter would feel having her sweet 16 party while cruising around San Francisco Bay. Celebrating a birthday while watching the lights of San Francisco twinkle in the distance can make your next birthday an unforgettable experience!

 

Anniversaries:

cruise events san francisco bayCan’t think of what to do for your parents 50th wedding anniversary? Imagine the delight on their faces when you have them dropped off for their wedding anniversary party on one of the Empress Events deluxe yachts! The professional staff and crew of Empress Events will help you plan the perfect anniversary event whether it’s to celebrate a first, fifth, twenty-fifth, fiftieth or seventy-fifth anniversary. It is also a very special way to celebrate your own anniversary!

 

Bar or Bat Mitzvahs:

cruise events san francisco bayJewish teens celebrate moving from childhood to adulthood with either a Bar Mitzvah (for the boys) or Bat Mitzvah (for the girls). This life event is something Jewish children prepare for and look forward to for years. Sharing this event on an Empress Events yacht will make this celebration something they will not soon forget.

 

Burial at Sea:

cruise events san francisco bayTo celebrate the life of a loved one, a burial at sea may be the perfect home-going ceremony. A burial at sea is often appropriate for families who have a strong connection with the sea, specifically for those who were members of the Navy. If they enjoyed being on the water during their lifetime, doesn’t it make sense to honor them with this type of memorial service?

 

Cruise Events San Francisco Bay:

Each and every event hosted on an Empress Events Cruise is carefully planned with the client to ensure total satisfaction. From food and drinks to decorations, from music and entertainment to solemn ceremonies, we will be there every step of the way so you can relax and enjoy your special occasion.

Think about the things you observe and contact Empress Events to see how they can help you celebrate them. For every occasion in life, a San Francisco Bay yacht charter is the way to go.

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Secrets to the Best Boat Party in San Francisco

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Planning the best boat party in San Francisco takes time, effort and imagination. You can work with an event planning specialist, like one of the knowledgeable staff at Empress Events, or you can choose to take on the project on your own. The sooner you get a start on putting together the event you desire the more likely you will end up with something that meets your needs, your wants and your budget.

Top Secrets for the Best Boat Party in San Francisco

– Start with the guest list. You need to know how many people you will have to accommodate so that you can determine the size boat you will need for the occasion.

– Set a budget for the entire event. Know the amount you are willing to invest in making your boat party the experience you desire.

– Break down the budget. Divide the money into categories – like site cost, food, beverages and entertainment. Your event specialist can help you determine the amounts you will need to adequately provide for the guest list you have made up for the event.

– Begin looking for the boating excursion that can meet your budgetary needs. You may find the perfect choice is one that includes everything. Having all of your party needs met through the one company can also serve to help free you up to enjoy your own boat party instead of leaving you to fret over the details.

– Invest some time in checking references and looking at reviews to be sure that you will be satisfied with the boat party experience. The more time you spend now then the more likely you will become another satisfied customer in the end.

– Get all of the details down in writing with a signature from the representative of the boat party company and your own signature. Having all of the party plans written down can save a lot of hurt feelings and frustration down the road. Remember that any changes must also be in writing with an accompanying signature from both parties.

The preparations can help you execute the boat party that you have always wanted. Determine the size of the party, the budget for the party and how that budget will be dispersed. Set out to find the company that can accommodate the size of the party and your needs and wants for that party. Check into the company before the party to see if their past excursions met the expectations of their guests. The most important thing to remember is to get everything in writing. Knowing the secrets of the best boat party in San Francisco can help you create an event that will be worth remembering.

Plan Your Next Party with a Boat Cruise in San Francisco

Boat Cruise San FranciscoYou will delight your guests when you plan your next party with a boat cruise in San Francisco. The lights on the water and the cool breeze will create the perfect atmosphere for your special occasion. Let the experience and expertise of the staff at Empress Events guide you through the process of planning an event that will be remembered for all of the right reasons.

Secrets to Help Plan Your Next Party with a Boat Cruise in San Francisco

  • Start with a budget. Empress Events offers a wide range of services that will fit almost any budget or theme. Choose the catering services to bolster your party plans.
  • Set a guest list. The number of guest that you will invite will play a part in determining your party plans. The Avalon serves as a bed and breakfast on San Francisco Bay or provides intimate parties for up to six guests. The Empress can accommodate up to 149 guests, offers amenities that include a dance floor, and will make your party cruise one that will be the talk of the Bay.
  • Think of a theme that will unify your menu and activities. The staff at Empress Events can give you tips and suggestions on making your event unique. Sometimes the simplest designs can make the biggest impression, but never be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to creating the right atmosphere for your event.
  • Choose a date. Holidays will book up fast so you need to schedule as early as possible. Your own special dates (like birthdays or anniversaries) should also be booked well in advanced so that you can ensure you book the date that you desire.

The perfect party starts with the right plan. Start your party planning as early as possible so that you can secure the date you want for your event. An early start will also provide you with plenty of opportunities to design a theme that will wow your guests without breaking your budget. Working with a party planner can help you maneuver through the maze of decisions. You can make an impression when you plan your next party with a boat cruise in San Francisco.